Introducing Vensy Krishna’s Set Up!
Let’s explore how they use their productivity tools and optimise those apps for the best result.
As the Founder of Build Academy HQ, Vensy Krishna has taught over 10k individuals how to use tech and build with
Here’s a peek at her stack of tools 👇
And a look at Build Academy HQ 👇
👀 What do you do?
Founder, Build Academy (www.buildacademy.io)and No Code Educator
No-Code Weekend | Ship your next big idea over a weekend with No Code!
No-Code Weekend is a hackathon that challenges you to build and ship a product in just a weekend without writing a single line of code!
📱 Apps Used
1. Notion houses my second brain, team workspace, and content management system
2. Todoist (the best implementation of the GTD method, according to me)
3. Calendly is my scheduling tool
4. Still use Google calendar
5. I manage all my databases on Airtable
6. Zapier for automation
7. Bear notes for all my notes --> recently converted to Apple notes
8. Agenda for my meeting notes
🙋♀️ What's In Your Toolkit?
✅ How do you use tasks tools daily?
Todoist is my favourite productivity app, and I think it is the best implementation of the GTD Method by David Allen.
I've been using it for half a decade now, and if I'm left with only $20 in my life, Todoist is what I'll spend it on because it'll help me build it all back!
I love that it integrates so seamlessly across all devices + browsers.
📝 Why do you like your notes application?
Bear Notes is very similar to Apple Notes, but it supports a few more functions, such as markdown.
I used the app for 2 years but moved to Apple notes last year because I found that it reduced friction for me to quickly open and write stuff down on all my devices.
I also like the ability to write with my Apple Pencil on the iPad on Apple Notes, so I think I'm going to stick with this for a while.
I also use Notability on the iPad to brainstorm ideas and draw flowcharts as I plan content for my courses and the books I'm writing. I tried Goodnotes but I prefer Notability because of the audio features.
For research, I use LogSeq. It is a great and free alternative to Roam, and LogSeq is where I'm writing all my notes for my upcoming book.
📆 What makes your calendar app great?
Good old Google Calendar gets the job done for me! It's not broken for me, so I'm not planning to fix it.
I'm excited to try Cron out, but I usually wait for calm periods in my work to try out new tools.
I use Calendly for scheduling meetings, and it integrates well with my Google Calendar.